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Still have the Freedom to choose.
This is down to the ideology of the distribution. But at the end of the day, if you do not want to have that type of software, then don't install it. Filter it out of your searches. If they started to pre-install or require such software as part of the release; then this would create a completely different argument. When you choose a Linux distribution, in a way you are choosing to accept the choices that the project has made in regards to what they want to supply you with, sure you can change it, but you accepted up front some form of the release. If you take the opposite such as the FreeBSD project, you need to work in reverse, and build and install everything that you do want. The freedom of choice is there, be it with choosing to install or not, or choosing to switch to some other project with a different path and ideology. This would be a great research project for some graduate student, a study on the political contrasts between open source ideologies, as well as the variances within similar/like projects.